Marisa Ricci
Actor, Dancer
“The bravest are those who have vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”
– Thucydides

Marisa (she/her) is a Canadian-born, international artist with diverse experience. She works as a freelancer between her dual home-bases of Toronto and Lisbon, whilst also making appearances on stages and screens abroad. She has been seen on tour throughout Canada, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, China, Thailand and Italy. As an alumnus of Toronto Metropolitan University’s Dance Program, she has focused on developing her career with a specialization in contemporary and neo-classical dance. She has found success as a model and actress in film/television and commercial productions.Most recently, she is motivated to create new opportunities in the film and dance community and develop her choreographic potential.

Some of her credits include: Presenting her own work at Fashion Art Toronto, Festival Quartiers Dances in Montreal, Choreographer at DaCo (Angela Blumberg Dance) and Renovart Festival by Apulia Aste (Matera, Italy). She has participated in artistic residencies led by Hart Dance, Kyra Green of Trip the Light Fantastic (Montreal) and Dana MacDonaldn and has performed in works by Allan Falieri (Brazil) for InLimen (France), Iratxe Ansa (Spain) and Igor Bacovich (Italy) of Metamorphosis Dance – including cultural encounters under their direction at the Power Station of Art and Long Museum (Shanghai), Museu Colecao Berardo, film and analog photography collaboration with Fernanda Pereira PArtS at Palacio do Visconde (Lisbon) and various film projects by Jonathan Molina Arroyo (Mexico City) – Luca Haseli (Switzerland) of Focus, Grazia Covre (Swiss National Circus), Apolonia and Ofilio of Gadfly, ACE Dance Theatre, Cadence Ballet, Alias Dance Project, Skindivers Dance Company and I/O Movement, Vasco Alves (Portugal), David Hernandez (Germany), Jeff Dimitriou, Emma Morris, Michael Lavers, and many more.